Where are you? How do I get my book or Bible to you?
I live on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, just above Blackridge. If you are from Pietermaritzburg, please contact me to make an appointment. If you are from elsewhere in South Africa, you can send your book to me by courier (Postnet to Postnet or Aramex is generally easiest, but please contact me to discuss details).
Do you accept international clients?
Unfortunately, I only rebind used books and Bibles for South African clients, although I will make an exception for people elsewhere in Africa if they make arrangements for delivery. However, I do sell some rebound Bibles to an international market and will accept custom orders for rebinding new Bibles if they are text blocks that I can easily acquire locally. You can contact me about this here, on Facebook, or on my Etsy shop (but please note that the price will be somewhat higher on Etsy due to their charges). You can also find out more about my various binding options here.
How long does it take?
That depends on the amount of work involved, how busy I am, and whether I need to order supplies. However, I appreciate that some people will want to have their books back soon and will work with you to ensure a turnaround time of within a week if this is what you require.
How does payment work?
In the case of a fairly straightforward rebinding project, I will give you a rough quote once you have told me what you require. I will then email you the invoice once I receive the book or Bible and will despatch the book once I receive proof of payment by EFT. Local clients who collect their books are welcome to pay cash if they prefer.
In the case of a less clear-cut project, such as the restoration of an old book where I am uncertain how much work or what materials it may involve, I may give you a sliding quote between two possible figures and will only invoice you once I have finished the work.
Once we have confirmed the details of your order I will send you a Paypal invoice and confirm the order once I have received payment. If you prefer to pay by credit card, you can do a custom order on Etsy.
Can I supply my own leather and/or endpages?
In principle, yes, but please contact me to discuss details. In the case of leather, I would need to ensure that it is suitable for the type of binding I do. In the case of endpages, I would need to ensure that the grain direction is correct.
Can you gold foil my name on my Bible?
Yes, I can. However, I charge extra for this and my typefaces are limited. Please contact me for more details.
Can you bind my thesis?
Unfortunately I don’t do thesis binding. However, if you search online, you will find many people who can help you.